Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

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What is something that everyone can say they have enjoyed as a child? What comes to my mind is PB & J. And, what better way to enjoy it than with these Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies!

Crumbl Peanut Butter and Jelly Copycat

This Crumbl Copycat Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookie Recipe is so good. There is nothing better than enjoying a creamy peanut butter frosting swirled with sweet strawberry Jelly. This recipe is so amazing and the first bite will send you back in time to every moment you enjoyed a PB & J sandwich. If your not a fan of jelly, then try our traditional peanut butter cookies. They are even better than any bakery!

Key Ingredients You’ll Need

Peanut Butter Cookies

Butter: It is best to use unsalted butter for this recipe. Using unsalted butter will give you control of the flavoring in the recipe. This will allow the rawest and natural flavor to come out in the recipe.

Brown Sugar: This is great for making adding more moisture to the cookie. We all love a chewy and delectable cookie, and this ingredient will do just that.

Granulated Sugar: In addition to adding a sweeter flavor to a cookie recipe. Granulated sugar caramelizes and absorbs moisture which overall improves the texture and flavor of the cookie.

Eggs: When making cookies, you always want to use room-temperature eggs. It gives the best texture to cookies.

Vanilla Extract: Vanilla is used not only to add an aroma to the recipe but also to enhance the flavor as well for a sweeter and more delicious recipe.

Flour: All-purpose flour is best to use.  However, if you are using self-rising flour, you would eliminate the baking powder/baking soda.

Cornstarch: Cornstarch is an amazing thickening agent for cookies and makes it have a more airy texture.

Strawberry Preserves: This is your jelly part of the peanut butter and jelly cookies. You could use another flavor if you preferred.

How To Make Copycat Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

Step 1. Set the oven to 350 degrees and use parchment paper or silicone baking mats to line two cookies sheets. Add the butter, brown sugar, and regular sugar into a standing mixer and combine until creamy. One at a time, add in the eggs and combine. Put in the vanilla extract and combine.

Step 2. In a medium bowl, add in the dry ingredients and whisk to combine. Slowly combine the wet and dry ingredients. Scoop the dough using a medium cookie scoop and form it into balls. Set it onto the prepared sheets and gently press into a thick round disk. Set into the oven for 12-15 minutes to back or until light brown on the edges. Take out and transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Peanut Butter Frosting

Step 1. Add the peanut butter, butter, powdered sugar, heavy cream into a standing mixer and combine until creamy and smooth. Add the frosting into a piping bag and place the strawberry preserves into another piping bag.

Step 2. Pipe the peanut butter frosting into a circular motion on top of the cookies and be sure to leave about 1/4 thick of space between to place the strawberry preserves.

Swirling the peanut butter frosting.

Add the strawberry preserves in between the peanut butter frosting and then, set it aside to harden slightly before serving.

Adding the jelly preserves.

Serve and Enjoy with a big glass of milk!

The Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies on a white plate.

How To Make The Jelly Swirl?

You will be using piping bags for this step of the recipe. One piping bag will contain the peanut butter frosting and the other will be the strawberry preserves. You will start with the peanut butter frosting and make a swirl with a bite of space between as you swirl. Then, the preserves will be added in between.

Are These Cookies Soft Or Hard?

These cookies are soft and moist cookies. The peanut butter cookies are chewy and the peanut butter frosting and strawberry preserves add an additional softer texture.

The Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies with fresh strawberries.

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The recipe on a stack of plates on a white table.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies Feature

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

What is something that everyone can say they have enjoyed as a child? What comes to my mind is PB & J. And, what better way to enjoy it than with these Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies!
Servings: 16 cookies
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins

Ingredients
  

Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 1 C peanut butter
  • 1 C butter – unsalted
  • 1 C light brown sugar
  • 2/3 C sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt

Peanut butter frosting

  • 1/2 C creamy peanut butter
  • 1 C unsalted butter
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 C strawberry preserves

Instructions

Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats
  • Using a standing mixer, beat the butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, and regular sugar until creamy
  • Beat in eggs, 1 at a time until combined
  • Beat in the vanilla extract
  • Whisk the dry ingredients into a medium bowl then gradually beat the dry ingredients into the wet
  • Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough into your hands and roll it into a ball
  • Place the dough balls onto a cookie sheet and lightly press them into a thick round disk
  • Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until lightly brown on the sides
  • Allow cooling completely before removing from cookie sheet

Peanut Butter Frosting:

  • Using a standing mixer, beat the peanut butter, butter, powdered sugar, heavy cream until creamy, smooth and stiff
  • Spoon the frosting into one piping bag and scoop the strawberry preserves into the second piping bag
  • Using the peanut butter frosting, pipe a circular spiral onto the top of the cookies leaving about 1⁄4 in between for the strawberry preserves
  • Pipe the strawberry preserves in between the peanut butter frosting
  • Allow the frosting to harden slightly before enjoying!

Equipment

  • 2 disposable piping bags with a round tip

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